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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1548
AUTHOR: James Madison (1751–1836)
QUOTATION: As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
ATTRIBUTION: JAMES MADISON, “Property,” National Gazette, March 29, 1792.—The Writings of James Madison, ed. Gaillard Hunt, vol. 6, p. 101 (1906).

These words are inscribed in the Madison Memorial Hall, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.
SUBJECTS: Property